Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Booted Off Flight Because of Saggy Pants

Singer kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane for refusing to pull up his trousers after an attendant asked him to

By Bruna Nessif Sep 03, 2011 1:30 AMTags
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We all know to fasten our seatbelts before takeoff, but you now may want to wear a belt before boarding your flight, too.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane for refusing to pull up his pants after an attendant asked him to.

Here's what happened...

According to a news reporter for San Francisco's ABC7 who was on board, the flight attendant asked Armstrong to hike up his saggy pants right before takeoff, in which he responded by asking if there were "better things to do than worry about that?"

Armstrong was then notified that he would be ejected off the plane if he didn't comply, and then he and his friend were booted.

Where to next? Twitter.

Armstrong tweeted, "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f--k? No joke!"

Southwest tweeted him back with, "Very sorry for your experience tonight, someone from our Customer Relations Team will reach out to you to get more details."

An airline spokesperson released a statement saying the Armstrong was allowed onto the next flight to Burbank and had told a customer relations agent who contacted him he had no further complaints.